2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

SCIWARS: Dark Side Tactics to Fight for Science

Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 2-3
310 E 5th ST


Science is under attack. The enemies don’t fight with logic – they fight dirty. From anti-GMO groups, anti-vaccers to climate-deniers, Dr Oz and the Food Babe – these entities pose an increasing threat to the progress of scientific research, conservation and public health campaigns. As long as scientists (and those who represent them) stick to the facts – they’ll continue to struggle in the war of public opinion. This session draws on the latest case studies to deconstruct the communication tactics of the anti-science lobby. It also arms evidence-based organisations with strategies to positively persuade the public whilst maintaining scientific accuracy and integrity.

Hashtags: #sxsw #sciwars


Jayde Lovell

Science Communicator

Did Someone Say Science?


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